Raoul Wallenberg

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Family of 'Sweden's Schindler' Wants Answers

Nearly 75 years after he disappeared, Raoul Wallenberg's family is still in the dark

(Newser) - Raoul Wallenberg is called "Sweden's Schindler," and is thought to have saved as many as 30,000 Hungarian Jews during World War II—and his family has no idea when or how he died. This week, some of his descendants are traveling to Stockholm to demand the... More »

Holocaust Hero Declared Dead After 71 Years

Swedish diplomat saved thousands of Jews

(Newser) - Some 71 years after he disappeared in circumstances that remain murky to this day, the World War II hero known as the "Swedish Schindler" has finally been declared dead. Raoul Wallenberg, a diplomat who was sent to Budapest, Hungary, in July of 1944, saved at least 20,000 Jews... More »

Family's Search for WWII Hero Scarred Generations

Decades-long quest for Raoul Wallenberg, savior of thousands, in vain

(Newser) - The fate of Raoul Wallenberg, savior of thousands of Jews in World War II, remains unknown, despite his family’s generation-spanning search for the Swede who was arrested by Soviets in 1945, at age 32. That quest has lasted 6 decades—and the Wall Street Journal has reviewed thousands of... More »

Mysteries of Holocaust Hero Endure

Wallenberg's fate, long a mystery, begins to come to light

(Newser) - Clues are emerging about the mysteries surrounding Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat who saved tens of thousands of Jews from death in the Holocaust. Documents related to a super-secret US intelligence agency known as "the Pond"—which Wallenberg may have worked with—will be released later this year.... More »

Congressman Lantos Dead at 80

Californian was the only Holocaust survivor in Congress

(Newser) - Tom Lantos, the only Holocaust survivor to serve in Congress, has died at 80. The California Democrat disclosed his cancer last month and announced that he wouldn't seek reelection. His widow said in a statement that his life was "defined by courage, optimism, and unwavering dedication to his principles... More »

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